Romeo and Juliet CD - Final Project

Romeo and Juliet CD – Final Project

Create your own soundtrack for Romeo and Juliet. Choose 5 appropriate songs that represent the events of each Act, the main themes present, and the emotions of the characters in Romeo and Juliet.

Create a front cover for your CD that includes the title of your soundtrack, an illustration, your name, block, and the due date. Include the lyrics for each song, along with the title and artist. For each song selection, write a paragraph that explains how the song you have chosen represents the scene from the play. Be sure to include which Act & Scene the song represents, the characters involved and their emotions, the theme, and an explanation of why you chose that particular song. Create a back cover that includes the playlist and an illustration. You are not required to physically make a CD, but can, if you chose to do so.

Marking Criteria:

Front Cover (include title of the CD, illustration, name, block, and due date)

/10

5 Songs (include title of the song, name of the artist, and lyrics)

/5

Interpretation (for each song selection)

  • Which Act & Scene does the song represent? /1

  • Written response (1 paragraph) must include:

    • The characters involved and the emotions they are feeling. /1

    • The theme of the song that represents the scene (forbidden love, hate, parent/child conflict, friendship, passion, maturity, fate, etc.). /1

    • An explanation of why you chose the song (i.e.: how does the song relate to an event or character(s) of R & J?). *use quotes from R & J to support your song choices! /2

/5

/5

/5

/10

Back Cover (include playlist and illustration)

/10

Presentation (neatly typed/printed, following CD format, coloured artwork relevant to R & J)

/5

Spelling and Grammar

/5

Total Mark

/60

Websites for finding song lyrics: (don’t download any of the ringtones!!!)